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Shrubs are a great way to fill, accent or even create a focal point in your garden or landscape area. They are even better when they are the flowering variety. Here are some great choices for flowering shrubs. The Blue Hydrangea is a top consideration. It is best suited for climate zones four through seven and will be anywhere from four to six feet tall and can grow to be just as wide. It can grow in full or partial sunlight and will appreciate soils that are acidic and well drained in the compositions. The blooms on this shrub are quite spectacular and will be about two inches. The color of the blooms depends on the alkaline levels in the soil. Deadheading this plant will be key to promote new growth and development. It is perfect for bordering and even better for creating a focal point in your garden. Another top selection is the Magnolia Jane. This shrub grows best in climate zones four through seven and will upwards of twelve feet tall and about ten feet wide. It prefers soils that are sandy or clay in nature and will need at least partial sunlight to thrive. The blooms appear during the late spring and are magnificent. They are bright shades of purple with white centers and will fill your yard with a sweet aroma that you will appreciate each time you go outside. It is a great privacy shrub or a great one to line walkways or driveways to give your guests a welcoming scent. Another great one to look at is the Pink Spiraea. It grows best in climate zones five through nine and will be anywhere from two to ten feet tall, depending on conditions. It appreciates soils that are moist, but well drained. It will have lovely pink and white flowers that appear during the spring months of the year. Add a flowering shrub to your landscape this year!
Forsythia Burning Bush
Nikko Blue Hydrangea
Flowering Shrubs are an enhancement to any planting project or landscape area. These are all easy to grow and are extremely hardy. They will be noticed right away as they start to bloom. Once these shrubs have established themselves, they can tolerate drought and short periods of dry weather. They are also famous for attracting bees, hummingbirds and a variety of the most beautiful butterflies. Some of the favorites in this group are the Bridal Wreath Spirea, The Golden Bell Forsythia, and the Nikko Blue Hydrangea. There is an attractive section on these shrubs on our website including zone climates and descriptions.